Tips: If using a sugar substitute, choose from Sweet'N Low(R) Brown or Sugar Twin(R) Granulated Brown. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar. Nutrition per Serving with Substitute: same as below, except 221 calories, 42 g carbohydrates (9 g sugar).
For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.
To make ahead: Cover and store extra lentil mixture in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 3 months.
2 1/2 starch, 1/2 lean protein